Given the prevalence of UFO sightings, it’s no surprise that public figures such as celebrities or politicians sometimes witness unexplained aerial phenomenon. A new celebrity UFO disclosure came this week from Hollywood legend Kurt Russell, who shared an eerie personal UFO sighting while on the BBC's The One Show. Russell appeared on the show alongside Chris Pratt to promote the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when The One Show's hosts asked the pair if they believe alien beings have visited our planet. Pratt claimed that no, he does not, after which Russell opened up and recounted a strange encounter he and his son had with a set of unidentified lights in the sky.
Russell claims he was flying his son Oliver to visit Oliver's girlfriend when the two of them spotted a strange set of lights in the sky:
I was flying him to go see his girlfriend. And we were on approach and I saw six lights over the airport in an absolute uniform V-shape. Oliver said ‘Pa, what are those lights?’ And then I kind of came out of my reverie and I said ‘I don’t know what they are.’
Russell then says he called in the sighting to the airport, asking if any aircraft were in the skies. The airport then reportedly radioed back that their radar systems were not showing any aircraft in that area at the time and logged the lights as unidentified.
A few years later, Russell says his wife Goldie Hawn was watching a television documentary on the infamous Phoenix Lights sightings. As Russell watched footage of the lights, he experienced a strange feeling of deja vu:
As I’m watching this, I’m feeling like Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I thought ‘Why do I know this?’ It’s not clear to me.
Russell then remembered his UFO sighting and checked his log books on the day of the flight, and sure enough, he had somehow forgotten to record the sighting in his flight log. To this day, Russell can't explain the sighting.
As Chris Pratt put it in the interview, “I think that’s an awesome story man”